Another good Faith Fairchild mystery.
I believe this is actually the 7th book in the series not the third. I enjoyed the mystery and the story line. I have been reading them in order and am getting to know the characters well. It was nice that there wasn't as much about the kids this time and more about the mystery.
This is the second book in this series that I have read and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I have not started reading the series in order, which drives me nuts, but I had it so I read it! I like the protagonist, Faith Fairchild, better and better. If she were real, I believe we could be friends. She is down to earth, curious (okay, nosy!) but a caring wife, mother and friend. This book entails the fight to save the "bog" in town and the organization trying to stop the developer has a few loose nuts but also some serious, down-to-the earth members. Faith and Tom (her husband) are members and get concerned when threatening letters are received by the core members and when one ends up murdered. Faith can't help herself: she has to find out who is terrorizing their small town. It was a great book and some interesting twists and I didn't even guess who was the perpetrator.
I really like this series.
From back of book:
When Faith Fairchild finds her husband Tom embracing nursery school teacher Lora Deane, she's alarmed, if only for an instant. The Reverend Thomas Fairchild has never been known for philandering, so Faith waits for the explanation. It seems that Lora, terrified by some threatening phone calls, has come seeking solace and advice from both Faith and Tom.
It doesn't take Faith long to discover that Lora isn't the only Aleford resident being terrorized. Local environmenttalist, are outraged over proposed housing development that will destroy Beecher's Bog and the more vocal opponents of the plan have become the targets of vicious anonymous letters. The police are called in yet Faith can't help doing her own sleuthing -- while whipping up a batch of famous Chocolate Crunch Cookies. But when the heat is turned up on the controvery and a body is discovered in the charred ruins of a house fire, Faith finds herself investigating a murder -- while trying to make sure she's not the next victim.